June 11, 2017
I have had a series of serious blogs, so I thought I would share a quick laugh and a word of encouragement.
The laugh comes from an article in “The Onion”, the satirical fake newspaper. The title says it all:
“Study Finds Every Style Of Parenting Produces Disturbed, Miserable Adults”
I know it feels like each week produces a new study or book on parenting that suggests that we are not getting it right. This headline from The Onion made me chuckle and take those research articles and books a little less seriously.
Here are my words of encouragement. I have seen that the exact opposite is true – various styles of parenting can produce content and successful adults. I see just a few constants among successful parents:
I have noticed that parents willing to send their children to camp generally have these attributes. They believe in their children enough to let them strike out on their own away-from-home. They also share a sense of joy and fun.
So I hope you are pleased to know that the Onion article does not apply to you and your family!